Patents by Inventor Marc De Block

Marc De Block has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180209000
    Abstract: Means and methods are provided to produce abiotic stress tolerant plants with improved yield based on the specific identification of a DNA methylation signature in the plants out of a population of the plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Esse Ifebi Herve Akpo, Benjamin Laga, Marc De Block
  • Patent number: 9914981
    Abstract: Means and methods are provided to produce abiotic stress tolerant plants with improved yield based on the specific identification of a DNA methylation signature in the plants out of a population of the plants. The methods involve identification and utilization of epigenetic features of a plant with high energy use efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience N.V.
    Inventors: Esse Ifebi Herve Akpo, Benjamin Laga, Marc De Block
  • Patent number: 9534230
    Abstract: Stress tolerance in plants and plant cells is achieved by using nucleotide sequences encoding enzymes involved in the NAD salvage synthesis pathway and/or the NAD de novo synthesis pathway e.g. for overexpression in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience N.V.
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Michael Metzlaff, Véronique Gossele
  • Patent number: 9404119
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided for the modification of the reactivity of plant cell walls, particularly as they can be found in natural fibers of fiber producing plants by inclusion of positively charged oligosaccharides or polysaccharides into the cell wall. This can be conveniently achieved by expressing a chimeric gene encoding an N-acetylglucosamine transferase, particularly an N-acetylglucosamine transferase, capable of being targeted to the membranes of the Golgi apparatus in cells of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience N.V.
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Frank Meulewaeter, Rainhard Koch, Bernd Essigmann
  • Patent number: 9279130
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided for the modification of the reactivity of plant secondary cell walls, particularly in cotton cell walls found in cotton fibers. This can be conveniently achieved by expressing a chimeric gene encoding a Saprolegnia monoica chitin synthase in cotton plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Frank Meulewaeter, Vincent Bulone, Gea Guerriero
  • Publication number: 20140366216
    Abstract: Stress tolerance in plants and plant cells is achieved by using nucleotide sequences encoding enzymes involved in the NAD salvage synthesis pathway and/or the NAD de novo synthesis pathway e.g. for overexpression in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Marc DE BLOCK, Michael Metzlaff, Véronique Gossele
  • Patent number: 8901369
    Abstract: Methods are provided to select plants and populations of epigenetically fixed crop plants with improved yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience N.V.
    Inventor: Marc De Block
  • Patent number: 8802927
    Abstract: Stress tolerance in plants and plant cells is achieved by using nucleotide sequences encoding enzymes involved in the NAD salvage synthesis pathway and/or the NAD de novo synthesis pathway e.g. for overexpression in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience N.V.
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Michael Metzlaff, Veronique Gossele
  • Patent number: 8685736
    Abstract: The invention provides for the use of isolated polynucleotides encoding maize poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) proteins to identify endogenous PARP encoding genes or cDNAs from a plant and to produce plant cells and plants with high vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience N.V.
    Inventors: Elena Babiychuk, Kushnir Sergei, Marc De Block
  • Publication number: 20130312141
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided for the modification of the reactivity of plant cell walls, particularly as they can be found in natural fibers of fiber producing plants by inclusion of positively charged oligosaccharides or polysaccharides into the cell wall. This can be conveniently achieved by expressing a chimeric gene encoding an N-acetylglucosamine transferase, particularly an N-acetylglucosamine transferase, capable of being targeted to the membranes of the Golgi apparatus in cells of a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER BIOSCIENCE N.V.
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Frank Meulewaeter, Rainhard Koch, Bernd Essigmann
  • Publication number: 20130283482
    Abstract: Stress tolerance in plants and plant cells is achieved by using nucleotide sequences encoding enzymes involved in the NAD salvage synthesis pathway and/or the NAD de novo synthesis pathway from fungal or yeast like organisms other than Saccharomyces cereviseae, e.g., for overexpression in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Bayer CropScience N.V.
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Michael Metzlaff, Veronique Gossele
  • Patent number: 8507755
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided for the modification of the reactivity of plant cell walls, particularly as they can be found in natural fibers of fiber producing plants by inclusion of positively charged oligosaccharides or polysaccharides into the cell wall. This can be conveniently achieved by expressing a chimeric gene encoding an N-acetylglucosamine transferase, particularly an N-acetylglucosamine transferase, capable of being targeted to the membranes of the Golgi apparatus in cells of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience N.V.
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Frank Meulewaeter, Rainhard Koch, Bernd Essigmann
  • Publication number: 20130191936
    Abstract: Means and methods are provided to produce abiotic stress tolerant with improved yield based on the specific identification of a gene expression signature in said plants out of a population of said plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicants: Bayer CorpScience NV, VIB vzw, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Matthew Hannah, Katrien Van Der Kelen, Frank Van Breusegem
  • Patent number: 8450562
    Abstract: Stress tolerance in plants and plant cells is achieved by using nucleotide sequences encoding enzymes involved in the NAD salvage synthesis pathway and/or the NAD de novo synthesis pathway from fungal or yeast like organisms other than Saccharomyces cereviseae, e.g., for overexpression in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience N.V.
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Michael Metzlaff, Veronique Gossele
  • Publication number: 20130117877
    Abstract: Means and methods are provided to produce abiotic stress tolerant plants with improved yield based on the specific identification of a DNA methylation signature in said plants out of a population of said plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV
    Inventors: Esse Ifebi Herve Akpo, Benjamin Laga, Marc De Block
  • Publication number: 20130091602
    Abstract: Methods and means are provided for the modification of the reactivity of plant secondary cell walls, particularly in cotton cell walls found in cotton fibers. This can be conveniently achieved by expressing a chimeric gene encoding a Saprolegnia monoica chitin synthase in cotton plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV
    Inventors: Marc De Block, Frank Meulewaeter, Vincent Bulone, Gea Guerriero
  • Publication number: 20130065761
    Abstract: Methods are provided for increasing the resistance of plants to hypoxic or anoxic conditions. Such methods may be applied to increase the penetrance of plant roots in the growth medium or into soil. The methods according to the invention may include providing plants with a stress tolerance gene. Similar effects can be obtained by applying chemical compounds, including neonicotinoid compounds, to the plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE N.V.
    Inventors: MICHAEL METZLAFF, MARC DE BLOCK
  • Publication number: 20120204292
    Abstract: Stress tolerance in plants and plant cells is achieved by using nucleotide sequences encoding enzymes involved in the NAD salvage synthesis pathway and/or the NAD de novo synthesis pathway from fungal or yeast like organisms other than Saccharomyces cereviseae, e.g., for overexpression in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Bayer CropScience N.V.
    Inventors: Marc DE BLOCK, Michael Metzlaff, Veronique Gossele
  • Publication number: 20120164650
    Abstract: The invention provides for the use of isolated polynucleotides encoding maize poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) proteins to produce eukaryotic cells and organisms, particularly plant cells and plants, with modified programmed cell death. Eukaryotic cells and organisms particularly plant cells and plants, are provided wherein either in at least part of the cells, preferably selected cells, the programmed cell death (PCD) is provoked, or wherein, on the contrary, PCD of the cells or of at least part of the cells in an organism is inhibited, by modulation of the level or activity or PARP proteins in those cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Bayer BioScience N.V.
    Inventors: Elena BABIYCHUK, Sergei Kushnir, Marc De Block
  • Patent number: RE44962
    Abstract: The invention relates to a DNA fragment containing a determined gene, the expression of which inhibits the antibiotic and herbicidal effects of Bialaphos and related products. It also relates to recombinant vectors, containing such DNA fragment, which enable this protective gene to be introduced and expressed into cells and plant cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Bayer Cropscience N.V., Biogen Idec MA Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Leemans, Johan Botterman, Marc De Block, Charles Thompson, Rao Mouva